Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arts & Photography - August 2021



Books in the Photography genre focus on the art of image capturing at a specific moment in the camera. This genre covers the light, angle, and instructions about other techniques of using photography equipment. Moreover, the artwork of particular photographers and the history of art also fall into the photography genre. The arts and photography genres are closely related to each other. The Arts genre depicts the expression of the visual form of human creative skills and imagination. It includes the features and history of the famous artwork, such as sculptures and paintings, and info about the artists of these art pieces. Plus, it encompasses modern trendy art forms and decorations. Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Arts & Photography.

1. There and Back: Photographs from the Edge


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arts & Photography - August 2021

The Academy Award – winning director of Free Solo and National Geographic photographer presents the first collection of his iconic adventure photography, featuring some of the greatest moments of the most accomplished climbers and outdoor athletes in the world, and including more than 200 extraordinary photographs. Filmmaker, photographer, and world-class mountaineer Jimmy Chin goes where few can follow to capture stunning images in death-defying situations. There and Back draws from his breathtaking portfolio of photographs, captured over twenty years during cutting-edge expeditions on all seven continents—from skiing Mount Everest, to an unsupported traverse of Tibet's Chang Tang Plateau on foot, to first ascents in Chad’s Ennedi Desert and Antarctica’s Queen Maud Land. Along the way, Chin shares behind-the-scenes details about how he captured such astounding images in impossible conditions, and tells the stories of the legendary adventurers and remarkable athletes he has photographed, including Alex Honnold, the star of his Academy Award–winning documentary film Free Solo ; ski mountaineer Kit DesLauriers; snowboarder Travis Rice; and mountaineers Conrad Anker and Yvon Chouinard.  These larger-than-life images, coupled with stories of outsized drive and passion, of impossible goals with life or death stakes, of partnerships forged through incredible hardship, are sure to inspire wonder and awe.

  • Author: Jimmy Chin
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (November 16, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1984859501
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 12 inches

                 

2. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arts & Photography - August 2021

Over 12 million copies sold! A New York Times bestseller for 10 years running. Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life? In the #1 New York Times international bestseller The 5 Love Languages , you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today. The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work. Includes the Couple's Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.

  • Author: Gary Chapman
  • Publisher: Northfield Publishing; Reprint edition (January 1, 2015)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
  • ISBN: 978-0802412706
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.39 x 8.5 inches

                 

3. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arts & Photography - August 2021

Highest-rated new book of 2016 by Audible customers Winner: Audible's Best of 2016 - Celebrity Memoirs   In this award-winning Audible Studios production, Trevor Noah tells his wild coming-of-age tale during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa. It’s a story that begins with his mother throwing him from a moving van to save him from a potentially fatal dispute with gangsters, then follows the budding comedian’s path to self-discovery through episodes both poignant and comical. Noah’s virtuoso embodiment of all the characters from his childhood, and his ability to perform accents and dialects effortlessly in English, Xhosa, and Zulu, garnered the Audie Award for Best Male Narrator in 2018. Nevertheless, Noah’s devoted and uncompromising mother—as voiced by her son—steals the show.

  • Author: Trevor Noah
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Rich & Famous

                 

4. I Am Confident, Brave & Beautiful: A Coloring Book for Girls


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arts & Photography - August 2021

This groundbreaking coloring book is all about building a girl's confidence, imagination, and spirit! The 22+ coloring pages encourage girls to think beyond social conventions and inspire conversations with adults about what it really means to be confident, brave, and beautiful. Features & Highlights: Whimsical black-and-white line drawings explore concepts like bravery, beauty, strength, creativity, independence and more Positive, educational and fun a great gift for any girl Based on studies showing that coloring books can combat stereotypes and positively impact girls' interest in things like science Designed to build confidence in girls age 3-8, while giving them an opportunity to express themselves creatively A Great Gift for Any Girl If you're looking for an activity for your toddler, preschooler, kindergartner or school-aged child, this cute and positive book helps kids build confidence while inspiring and entertaining them. It's a fun and mess-free way to engage in arts and crafts for girls age 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and up. Makes a perfect birthday gift. Hundreds of Illustrations This book features hundreds of whimsical doodles, including: butterflies, nature scenes, an astronaut, unicorns, science scenes, trees, flowers, a castle, birds, ocean waves, animals, hearts, cats, rainbows, camping scenes, dragons, stars, a gardening scene, a microscope, a treehouse, a telescope, plants, a skyscraper, rockets, space scenes, a train, a superhero cape, musical instruments, art supplies, dolphins, bunnies, rock climbing, elephants, illustrated math equations, dancing, singing, swimming, biking, dogs, an exploration of inner beauty and much, much more! Perfect for Artists This book is a great choice for budding artists. The paper is heavier than most coloring books and works well with art supplies like crayons, colored pencils, gel pens and most markers. It also pairs nicely with craft supplies like glitter glue, pom poms and stickers for an arts and crafts-themed gift. This inspiring book stands out from other girl toys and kids crafts on the market because of its focus on lifting girls up.

  • Author: Hopscotch Girls
  • Publisher: Hopscotch Girls; 32st edition (November 13, 2017)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0692927991

                 

5. You Fucking Got This : Motivational Swear Words Coloring Book: Swear Word Colouring Books for Adults: Swearing Colouring Book Pages for Stress Relief ... Funny Journals and Adult Coloring Books)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arts & Photography - August 2021

Relax Your Mind With This Beautiful Sweary Adult Coloring Book . Be Honest, You’ve had a Shitty Day. Work? Neighbors? Pets? Kids? They all love to stress you out. Don’t bottle it up, color what you want to say! With 30 designs , we’ve got any curse, swear, or put down you can imagine, ready to fucking color! Express how you really feel about your boss, bad grades, your neighbor or the DMV. Color your way to less stress! Color to your fucking hearts content! Sit down, relax and color the heck out of this book! Stress Relieving Designs Sweary Words Single-sided Pages Suitable for All Skill Levels Makes A Great Gift

  • Author: Bridget Coloring Press
  • Publisher: Independently published (March 6, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 979-8717920988
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.15 x 11 inches

                 



6. The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American Comedy


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arts & Photography - August 2021

“Funny and fascinating . . . If you’re a comedy nerd you’ll love this book.” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette   Named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews , National Post , and Splitsider Based on over two hundred original interviews and extensive archival research, this groundbreaking work is a narrative exploration of the way comedians have reflected, shaped, and changed American culture over the past one hundred years.   Starting with the vaudeville circuit at the turn of the last century, the book introduces the first stand-up comedian—an emcee who abandoned physical shtick for straight jokes. After the repeal of Prohibition, Mafia-run supper clubs replaced speakeasies, and mobsters replaced vaudeville impresarios as the comedian’s primary employer. In the 1950s, the late-night talk show brought stand-up to a wide public, while Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl, and Jonathan Winters attacked conformity and staged a comedy rebellion in coffeehouses. From comedy’s part in the civil rights movement and the social upheaval of the late 1960s, to the first comedy clubs of the 1970s and the cocaine-fueled comedy boom of the 1980s, The Comedians culminates with a new era of media-driven celebrity in the twenty-first century.   “Entertaining and carefully documented . . . jaw-dropping anecdotes . . . This book is a real treat.” —Merrill Markoe, The Wall Street Journal

  • Author: Kliph Nesteroff
  • Publisher: Grove Press; Reprint edition (November 3, 2015)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Biographies & Memoirs

                 

7. Encyclopaedia Eorzea ~The World of Final Fantasy XIV~ Volume II


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arts & Photography - August 2021

The second volume of the official Final Fantasy XIV lore books, written and compiled by the Final Fantasy XIV development team! Packed with art and information, this full-color, hardcover volume presents a panoramic overview of the world of Eorzea and its inhabitants. The world of Final Fantasy XIV has grown to encompass not only the untraversed corners of Eorzea, but the far-reaching lands of an entire new continent to the east. With new horizons come new discoveries, and so it is with great pleasure that we bring you the second volume of Square Enix’s best-selling Encyclopaedia Eorzea , containing hundreds of pages of newly compiled information on the realms we proudly call our second home.   Dedicated to those for whom the pursuit of knowledge is a never-ending journey.   Includes an exclusive bonus item code for an in-game item, Matoya’s Hat (head gear)!

  • Author: Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix Books (April 12, 2022)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Other Media
  • ISBN: 978-1646091430

                 

8. First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level A: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arts & Photography - August 2021

Jumpstart reading success with this big collection of motivating storybooks correlated with Guided Reading Level A. Most pages of these full-color storybooks feature just one line of simple, repetitive text to help children learn to read with ease and confidence. Includes a tip-filled parent guide. A great value! Includes these 25 titles: 1. Hello, Beach 2. What Can I See? 3. Cold Rose 4. Birthday Surprise 5. Fun with Mud 6. I Like School! 7. What is for Supper? 8. Fun at the Playground 9. Look What I Found! 10. What Shines? 11. Bubbles 12. What Do I Need? 13. Where is Petey? 14. HIDE AND SEEK 15. HATS, HATS, HATS 16. SHAPES FOR LUNCH 17. WINTER IS HERE 18. WHAT IS READ 19. I LIKE STRIPES 20. WHEN NIGHT COMES 21. SWEET TREAT 22. I CAN DRAW! 23. ALMOST SPRING 24. HURRY UP! HURRY UP! 25. CLASS PETS For use with Grades PreK-2.

  • Author: Deborah Schecter
  • Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources (Teaching Strategies); Illustrated edition (October 1, 2010)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-0545231497
  • Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.6 x 5.7 inches

                 

9. Chanel: Collections and Creations


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arts & Photography - August 2021

Chanel's combination of tradition, originality and style has always made it the most seductive of brands. Here the House of Chanel opens its private archives, revealing a galaxy of brilliant designs created by Coco Chanel from the 1920s onwards, and now reinterpreted to become the motifs for brand new garments, accessories and beauty products. Inspired by the House's signature fragrance, the legendary ‘Chanel No 5’, the book explores five central themes – the suit, the camellia, jewelry, fragrances and make-up, and the little black dress – and follows the threads from past to present to show how these key items have been rediscovered and reinvented by fashion designers working in the footsteps of their illustrious predecessors. This visual journey is enhanced by previously unpublished archive photographs and original drawings by Karl Lagerfeld, as well as glorious images from some of the greatest names in fashion photography. Dazzling clothes, intricate accessories, beautiful models and timeless design leave no doubt as to the lasting fame of the brand and embody everything that has come to symbolize the magic of Chanel. llustrations: 159

  • Author: Daniele Bott
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1st Edition (January 1, 2007)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-0500513606
  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 1 x 11.3 inches

                 

10. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Arts & Photography - August 2021

From the indie rock star of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity. In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up one of the few Asian-American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother's particular high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother's tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food. As she grew up, moving to the East Coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, and performing gigs with her fledgling band - and meeting the man who would become her husband - her Korean-ness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother's diagnosis of terminal cancer, when Michelle was 25, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her. Vivacious and plainspoken, lyrical and honest, Zauner's voice is as radiantly alive on the page as it is onstage. Rich with intimate anecdotes that will resonate widely, Crying in H Mart is a book to cherish, share, and enjoy many times.

  • Author: Michelle Zauner
  • Genre: Self-Help, Death & Grief, Grief & Bereavement